Plastic surgeon ranked in world’s top 100

Plastic surgeon Adrian Richards
Plastic surgeon Adrian Richards

A music-loving plastic surgeon who specialises in breasts and tummies has been named one of the best in the world.

Adrian Richards, who works out of Aurora Clinics in Princes Risborough has been ranked one of the top 100 surgeons on the planet, in a poll by ratings website Real Self.

Mr Richards began his career by treating burns victims at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, before branching out into the world of nips and tucks.

And as well as being a world class surgeon, the dad of four who lives in Towersey was the chairman of the village’s annual music festival for three years.

He said: “ The site is basically the Trip Advisor of cosmetic surgery, so it means a lot to me that this award has come from patients.

“They emailed me last week to tell me and a huge billboard is going up in Times Square in New York, it’s really exciting, and is a real team effort, we shall all be celebrating with a glass of champagne.

“It is not just about the cosmetic side either, people come to us with a whole range of medical problems, such as breasts that are very different sizes, or people who have been treated for breast cancers, we do treat medical conditions too.

“Aurora Clinics really are at the forefront of technology and looking after our patients.

“We have recently got a new computer systems which allows patients to see what they will look like after surgery.”

Mr Richards lives with his GP wife Helen, who trains doctors at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

The couple’s children Josie, 18, Ciara, 16, Alfie, 14 and Ned, 12 all attend Lord Williams’s School in Thame.

And this is not the first time that Mr Richards has received an award for his work.

In 2006 he was named the best plastic surgeon in the country.

He said: “I am humbled to be included on this list.

“I have been fortunate in the past to have been recognised for my work inside the operating theatre and to have something which supports the effort I’ve put into interacting with patients and enquirers on line is superb.

“It’s 2015, I should be using the internet very regularly to speak with people about surgery, as well as in person, of course.”

Tom Seery, founder of RealSelf said: “In 2014, this group of doctors collectively spent more than 3,300 hours—or 140 days—posting answers and sharing expert insights with the RealSelf community,”

“For all 100 of these doctors, time is extremely valuable, yet they all make a commitment to engaging online consumers in order to build trust and help people make better decisions about potential changes to their body, face and smile.”